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The Life of Emile Zola

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The second of Paul Muni's biographical films for Warner Bros., the Oscar-winning The Life of Emile Zola is by far the best, even allowing for the dramatic license taken with the material. Read More
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Emile Zola
Alexandrine Zola
Lucie Dreyfus
Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
Maj. Henry
Maitre Labori
Maj. Walsin-Esterhazy
Col. Picquart
Chief of Staff
Commander of Paris
September 22, 2009
This is the zenith of Paul Muni's short but illustrious career. Though he won the oscar for Louis Pasteur, anyone seeing this movie will wonder how he never won it for this pciture. The answer is he was not popular like his chief rival at MGM, Spencer Tracy. No-one could play a biographical figure better then Paul Muni. HIs intense depiction of Zola defending the wrongly accused Dreyfuss is

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